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 Smaller and fewer components typically run cooler - even if the delivered capability is greater. Without fans I would have to think the engineers determined that passive airflow would be sufficient to keep it within normal operating parameters. For this generation of chips etc this is likely limiting the clock speed. In other words - if they did include active cooling then they could likely run it at 10% or 20% etc faster and still remain within environmental parameters....
More like - Apple has more money than me and they did something I don't like - time to sue. 
I'm kinda disappointed that the first comment wasn't simply...     DOOOOOOMED!
I wasn't meaning to suggest that the income was coming directly from money paid by the registered users. Could certainly be anything from advertisers to other selling of your data or linking to other products or services from which they receive some sort of payment. 
With 80 million registered users they only need to get each user to spend $6 on average to more than make back the $475 million invested.  Most of these stories I read don't make much sense to me because I have no idea where they make their money.  On the other hand - even if you only made $0.01 per day per user times 80 million users over the course of a year that is nearly $300 million/year.  
I still have an original iPad and it still works great and does what it needs to do - which is largely Netflix for the grandchild - occasional web browsing when the wife can't find her netbook - and I will grab it once in awhile if it happens to be the nearest iOS device - of which there are currently 12 in my house (if you could the two original iPhones which are not currently used by anyone) and only 5 people - and yes that is almost 2 devices per person - one iPhone...
The purpose of the illustrations is to demonstrate the functional purpose or the even the logical arrangement of the items covered by the patent - not to reveal the industrial design or aesthetics of a finished product. If the drawings and diagrams in the patents were overly specific as to the look and feel then it might be easier for someone else to copy the functional aspects and argue that their look and feel was far enough removed from the patent as to not constitute...
I'd be happy with some sort of nominal fee or half price etc when it is a known defect - I paid $300 tax to have my Early 2011 MB replaced a few months ago on my personal machine.
Its gonna be tough to give up my 2011 17" MBP with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD attached to a BookEndz dock with built in Optical drive and two external monitors attached.    On the other hand - towards the end of 2015 I might be in the market for a 13" MBP with 1TB internal drive for the kid and give his 13" 2012 model to mom and get rid of her Aspire One junkbook. 
I used to work in retail and there was a time when the company indicated that employees should arrive 15 minutes before their shift in order to do things like familiarize themselves with the current sales ad and in a number of cases during store closing procedures it would be 15 minutes or more after then end of a shift before we were able to leave the building. The employees successfully argued that for any amount of time exceeding 15 minutes should be paid (overtime in...
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